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Transfer the record of games played

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:10 pm
by sliabh
I am geting a new laptop shortly, and as I haven't played all the islands I would like to tranfer the record of the islands (and difficulty) to the new machine when I reinstall Slay. Does anyone know how to do this?

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:55 pm
by Legacy
Install Slay onto your new laptop(an email to Sean will get you access to the installer if you need it), and copy your slay.dat over to your new system.

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:56 pm
by sliabh
Legacy wrote:Install Slay onto your new laptop(an email to Sean will get you access to the installer if you need it), and copy your slay.dat over to your new system.


Thanks for that. My only problem now is that a search of the whole drive doesn't turn up a slay.dat. Where should it be?

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:06 pm
by the space predator
in c:/program files/sean o'connor games/slay
or in c:/program files/slay

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:27 pm
by sliabh
the space predator wrote:in c:/program files/sean o'connor games/slay
or in c:/program files/slay

I have a c:/program files/sean o'connor games/slay/ directory, however there is no slay.dat in it. As well as some .wav files and three sub folders (Languages, Themes, and Maps) the only two other files are slay.exe and slay.chm.

I am running Vista and have "Show Hidden files" turned on, so it it was there I am sure I would see the file. As I said I did a search of the whole C drive for slay.dat and Window's didn't find it (the disk isn't partitioned).

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:47 pm
by Legacy
From what I understand, Vista hides some configuration files in some kind of "virtual store."

I don't know firsthand, the only experience I've had with Vista was removing it from systems and replace it with XP.

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:19 pm
by Sean OConnor
A few versions ago I changed the name of the file you need to:

HighScores.dat

Legacy is right about Vista. It used to be OK for a program to write data files to the folder it's in but Vista decided that was a security risk so it writes them to a user folder. Try searching your hard disk for "HighScores.dat" though and it should turn up.

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:24 pm
by sliabh
Unfortunately I handed back the old machine last week so I lost the track. Ah well.

I will know the next time, and now I have an excuse to go back and play all of the islands again...